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					This document sets forth the template contract to be entered into between a consultant
and a company for the provision of media relations consulting services. Such consulting
services may or may not include acting as the company’s media representative. This
draft form contains numerous comments and optional language to ensure many
common issues between parties are addressed. This form should be used by
companies hiring consultants, consultants who will be providing media relations
services, or their legal representatives.
                         CONSULTING AGREEMENT
THIS CONSULTING AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of
the ___ day of _____, 20__, [Instruction: Insert date.] by and among _____
[Instruction: Insert company name.], a _____ [Instruction: Insert company
formation information.] ("Company"), and _____ [Instruction: Insert consultant’s
name.] ("Consultant").
                                    WITNESSETH:
WHEREAS, Consultant is recognized having expertise in assisting companies in media
relations; and
WHEREAS, the Company desires to retain Consultant to provide services related to and
in support of efforts in which Consultant has expertise; and
WHEREAS, Consultant is in the business of providing such consulting services and
has agreed to provide the services in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in
this agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of this Agreement and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties
agree as follows:
   1. Consultant shall furnish the Company with his best advice, information, judgment
      and knowledge with respect to the services related to and in support of efforts in
      which Consultant has expertise which is to be provided in accordance with this
      Agreement. Specifically, Consultant shall provide the Company with a
      comprehensive plan to market and promote Company.
   2. The Consultant will _____ [Instruction: Insert broad details of what
      consultant will do, e.g., incorporate retail promotions and general
      promotional advertising events into a comprehensive media marketing plan.
      If Consultant is to implement the plan, by obtaining best rates, etc., please
      include detail regarding same here.] The term of this Agreement shall begin on
      _____ [Instruction: Insert commencement date.] and shall, subject to the
      provisions for termination set forth herein, continue until and terminate on _____
      [Instruction: Insert termination date.].
   3. For all services that Consultant renders to the Company or any of its subsidiaries
      or affiliates during the term hereof, the Company will pay Consultant a retainer
      of $_____ per month, payable on the first day of the month. If this agreement
      terminates on a date other than the first of a month, a prorated share of the
      minimum fee will be due for the final month. Consultant agrees that during the
      term he/she will devote up to ____ (__) days per month to his/her Duties.
      [Instruction: Insert applicable payment agreement, including any revision to
      the hours/days of services. Parties may also wish to consider whether or not
      such payment includes work for any of Company’s subsidiaries or affiliates,
      or just Company and make necessary appropriate changes.] Late payments
      by Company shall be subject to late penalty fees of _____% [Instruction: Insert
      number.] per month from the due date until the amount is paid.



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   4. [Optional: If expenses are to be paid, same should be carefully set forth in
      this paragraph.] Company also agrees to pay Consultant’s fees for all third party
      charges incurred on Company’s behalf for the production and purchase of items
      including but not limited to advertising materials and programs, including,
      without limitation, typography, engraving, printing, photographs, artwork,
      comprehensive layouts, paste-ups, mechanicals, photo boards, research, film,
      video tapes, editing, musical compositions and arrangements, radio and television
      programs and facilities, talent, props, scenery, sound and lighting effects, rights,
      royalties, producers' or packagers' fees, at our net cost. Company shall reimburse
      Consultant for all travel expenses, including but not limited to hotels, meals, etc.,
      in connection with servicing Company’s account. Such reimbursement shall not
      be limited to the above, and may include special services and charges originated
      on Company’s behalf by Consultant, incurred in servicing Company’s account.
   5. The parties hereto agree this Agreement is for consulting services for media
      relations within _____. [Instruction: Insert geographical region, for example,
      the United States.] Any material to be created by Consultant or services to be
      performed by Consultant on Company’s behalf for any area outside the foregoing
      shall be pursuant to a separate agreement, or a modification or amendment of this
      Agreement.
   6. Confidential Information and Intellectual Property.
          a. Consultant shall maintain in strict confidence, and not use or disclose
             except pursuant to written instructions from the Company, any Company
             Trade Secret (as defined below), for so long as the pertinent data or
             information remains a Trade Secret, provided that the obligation to protect
             the confidentiality of any such information or data shall not be excused if
             such information or data ceases to qualify as such as a result of the acts or
             omissions of Consultant. For purposes regarding Company’s
             Confidential Business Information and Intellectual Property rights,
             "Company" shall include the Company and all of its direct and indirect
             subsidiaries and any predecessors of the Company. [Comment: Parties
             may wish to consider include predecessors of Company’s direct and
             indirect subsidiaries for fuller protection. Consideration should also
             be taken with respect to inclusion of any assigns of any of the above.]
          b. Consultant shall maintain in strict confidence and, except as necessary to
             perform his duties hereunder, not to use or disclose any Company
             Confidential Business Information (as hereinafter defined) during the term
             of this Agreement and for a period of one (1) year thereafter, so long as
             such Confidential Business Information remains Confidential Business
             Information during such term. The obligation to protect the
             confidentiality of such Confidential Business Information shall not be
             excused if such Confidential Business Information ceases to qualify as
             such as a result of the acts or omissions of Consultant.
          c. Consultant may disclose Trade Secrets or Confidential Business
             Information pursuant to any order or legal process requiring the disclosing
             party (in its legal counsel's reasonable opinion) to do so, provided that the


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              request or order to so disclose the Trade Secrets or Confidential Business
              Information is provided to Company pursuant to the notice provisions of
              this Agreement in sufficient time to allow the Company to seek an
              appropriate protective order.
   7. "Trade Secret" shall mean any information, including, but not limited to, technical
      or non-technical data, a formula, a pattern, a compilation, a program, a plan, a
      device, a method, a technique, a drawing, a process, financial data, financial
      plans, product plans, or a list of actual or potential customers or suppliers which
      (i) derives economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known
      to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can
      obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and (ii) is the subject of efforts
      that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. "Confidential
      Business Information" shall mean any nonpublic information of a competitively
      sensitive or personal nature, other than Trade Secrets, acquired by Consultant in
      connection with performing services for the Company, including (without
      limitation) oral and written information concerning the Company's financial
      positions and results of operations (revenues, margins, assets, net income, etc.)),
      annual and long-range business plans, marketing plans and methods, account
      invoices, oral or written customer information, and personnel information. (b) All
      original works of authorship resulting from Consultant’s performance of his
      duties hereunder, are deemed to be "works made for hire" under the copyright
      laws of the United States, and will be and will remain the sole and exclusive
      property of the Company. Consultant, at the Company's request and sole expense,
      will assign to the Company in perpetuity all proprietary rights that he may have in
      such works of authorship. Such assignment shall be done by documents as
      prepared by the Company. Should the Company elect to register claims of
      copyright to any such works of authorship, Consultant will, at the expense of the
      Company, do such things, sign such documents and provide such reasonable
      cooperation as is necessary for the Company to register such claims, and obtain,
      protect, defend and enforce such proprietary rights. Consultant shall have no right
      to use any trademarks or proprietary marks of the Company without the express,
      prior written consent of the Company regarding each use, except as ot
				
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Description: This document sets forth the template contract to be entered into between a consultant and a company for the provision of media relations consulting services. Such consulting services may or may not include acting as the company’s media representative. This draft form contains numerous comments and optional language to ensure many common issues between parties are addressed. This form should be used by companies hiring consultants, consultants who will be providing media relations services, or their legal representatives.